2 October 2011

Autumn Sun + Two Years Old!

Hey everyone,

Jeez Louise, where did this sun come from?!
Have all of my fellow Brits been enjoying the beautiful weather?
It's apparently the hottest Autumn day in over 100 years!
God, how hot much it have been under all those petticoats?

I've unfortunately been working for most of the beautiful weather, however a few days ago the afformentioned Ann Summers Roadshow hit the Metro Centre and I was invited along as part of their Ask The Stylist section.
More on that later.

It was a fantastic opportunity to FINALLY wear the gorgeous floral shrug sent to me by the lovelies at Ella-Tino:

DRESS: Dorothy Perkins.
SHRUG: Ella-Tino.
BELT: Stolen Borrowed from sister.
NECKLACE: Primark.
SHADES: Marc Jacobs.
SHOES: Office.
POINT OF FASHION: Summer dark.

Despite it being absolutely roasting hot - I still decided to wear dark colours.
Once a goth, always a goth!

The Roadshow was primarily a model search for the new face of Ann Summers for their Valentines Day shoot, with extra activies dotted around.
It was really enjoyable, but unfortunately wasn't as big a turnout as some of the others, probably because of the beautiful weather outside.

There were some really striking would-be model grrrrrrlz though - my favourite was a girl with red hair and bright fuschia lips who was so naturally gorgeous and sweet.
I'm sad I didn't get to nab a picture of her!

My part was the 'Ask A Stylist' section, where I selected my favourite peices and talked a little bit about it.
I assumed this was going to be just in front of small groups at a time - however I found myself being strapped into a Janet Jackson mic by the gorgeous promo girl Kate and my annoying Geordie voice suddenly boomed to unsuspecting shoppers.

It was so much fun though - my last job involved speaking in front of large groups of teenagers, so it wasn't too intimidating.

The final picture shows my three favourite peices for the party season.
The leopard balconette bra will look so cute underneath a sheer black (or even white if you're feeling daring) blouse and little skirt. I love the underwear as outerwear trend.

The cami in the middle is perfect for underneath little black dresses - especially for girls who need a bit of oomph given to the chesticle department. It has little gel 'cookies' hidden in the cups which can be inflated as desired with a sweet little pump.

And finally the dusty pink vintage-inspired balconette bra and pants. They're the NEW Briget Jones knickers which are both practical and gorgeous. The bra is great to be worn alone and as an everyday bra, but the zip in the middle adds some extra fun!

I know with some curvy bloggers, pull in pants can be a bit of a minefield.
Some girls find them restrictive, some girls love them.
Personally I'm in the LOVE catagory, as I'm very sensitive about my middle area - my least favourite part of my body! And pull in pants give me that extra confidence to wear something a little more figure hugging than I usually would.

I can't wait wait wait to wear these under my party frocks when it comes to holiday season.
The cami and the pink bra and pants are not on the website yet - but as soon as they are I'll update this post with links!


I COMPLETELY forgot to mention yesterday that my blog is now two years old.
I can't believe two years have already gone since I first sat down in my bedroom in my student house and started typing away.

I don't want to get all Gwyneth on you all, but I've met some wonderful people - some I've been lucky enough to meet in real life.
The past year or so has been especially amazing, as I've got to meet some of my favourite bloggers - some like Lauren and Claire have turned into wonderful friends.
And I've shared beds with them both, booyah.

(FYI: Lauren snores.)

So thank you to everyone who reads my blog, sends amazing emails, tweets me funny animal videos, offers to meet up when I'm in London (shout out to my favourite monkey, Claire for this! Can't wait to see you soon!), comments here and generally projects general awesomeness my way.
In short, I love thee all.
Snogs for everyone!

Here's to two more years...

Muchos love,


  1. Love the dress and shoes! Congrats on two years!!


  2. your make up look so nice you're gorgeous

  3. Congrats on two years of blogging! :-)

  4. Happy Blog Birthday! I love the leopard balconette set! So cute :)
    Rachelle x

  5. I am a big fan on Ann Summers, it is one of the only places I can find nice bras in my size!

  6. Aww congratulations m'dear! Bloomin' hope there's at least 2 more years- this blog puts a massive smile on my face!
    The event sounds fuun, although I would've died at the public speaking. Love the dusky pink balconette. Bridget Jones all the way. x

  7. Congrats on the birthday of your blog. I love your look and especially that polka dot dress, you look so chic.

    I always think about that when I think back about different time periods and their clothing, gah some of what they wore seems soooo warm.

  8. yay! happy blogaversary! and that is one lovely dotty dress!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

  9. Happy blogiversary :D SO glad that I found this blog and got to meet you, I always love reading it and as ever you look bloody gorgeous! (oops getting a bit GP!) Also pink knickers ALL THE WAY, those are gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  10. Uh 2 years, it is so amazing how in some turns can be such a short time but in others feels like I am reading you blog for such a long time now! Wow wow wow.
    Happy to got to know you this year <3 Keep on just being as amazing as you are!

  11. Happy two years ! "Once a goth, always a goth!" Love it and so true :P Too many times I choose black over colours.

    x Jennifer.

  12. yay!!! 2 years, how exciting!!!
    I love the spotty dress :)

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

  13. i'm crazy in love with your dress and make up! and... happy two years of blogging!
    hugs from milan!

  14. Hi, I've been stalking your blog for a while and never commented (creepy right?? LOL) Anyway, I love the fact that you like Polka Dot dresses...I am quite fond of them as well. Happy Blogaversary!!

  15. Ah Carla, I am so behind on my fashion blogs, but you went to one of the roadshows too :D Sounds like you had fun, kinda scary that you got mic-ed up though! I was bad enough when the staff made me join in and audition, let alone give a little speech. I am so in love with the animal-print underwear, I kept taking pictures of it when I was at Lakeside but on the website they don't have the long-line bra in my size and it makes me sad :(
    Happy 2nd blog birthday, I think mine is now too :D
    Devon xx